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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News Briefing

6.05 Papers
6.08 Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
Extended at 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Farming Today This Week

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Moira Hickey


Producer: Moira Hickey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Monday at llpm
PHONE: [number removed] email: home.truths@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Harry Parker

: Excess Baggage

The adventures, frustrations and joys of travel are explored by presenter Sandi Toksvig. Producers Kevin Dawson and Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] email: excess.baggage@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig.
Producers: Kevin Dawson
Producers: Torquil MacLeod

: Secrets at Camelot

A veil of silence was drawn over the intimate details of President John F Kennedy 's life while he was in office. Journalists failed to mention the scandal of Kennedy's serial adultery, while new research reveals that he was also dangerously ill and on a cocktail of drugs, not always the sort that a doctor might prescribe. Yet JFK is consistently voted the most popular president by the American public.
Anthony Howard talks to JFK's inner circle, including his adviser Theodore Sorensen.


Presenter: Anthony Howard
Interviewee: Theodore Sorensen
Producer: Neil George

: Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the Independent on Sunday looks back at the political highlights of the week. Editor Marie Jessel


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Marie Jessel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight, analysis, wit and colour from the BBC s team of correspondents worldwide. Producer TonyGrant

: Money Box

Paul Lewis presents impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Louise Greenwood Repeated on Sunday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren and special guests. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Stockton-on-Tees puts questions to a panel that includes Shami Chakrabarti , the new head of Liberty, the civil liberties organisation. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti

: Any Answers?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes listeners' calls and emails in response to last night's Any Questions. PHONE: [number removed] email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk Producer Peter Griffiths


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: The Saturday Play: Murder on the Home Front

ByMichael Crompton. adapted in four parts from the book by Molly Lefebure. 1: Love at First Sight.
1941. A chance encounter in a dance hall leads Molly to romance, murder, and a new career.
Director John Dove (R)


Unknown: Bymichael Crompton.
Book By: Molly Lefebure.
Director: John Dove
Molly: Emily Bruni
Hardcastle: James Hazeldine
George: Bob Cryer
MrsB: Sheila Reid
Benson: Anthony Calf
Alexander QC: Nick Waring
Editor: Jonathan Hackett

: Three Decades of Personal Transformation

Thirty years ago in California a new crash course in group psychology emerged in which charismatic motivators urged participants to get rid of the "rackets" in their heads. Three decades later, these forum meetings continue in Britain, though their methods have been refined. In the first of a two-part investigation, Jenni Mills goes to California to find the truth behind the sensational headlines about the Human Potential Movement. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Miles Warde

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney.
Series editor Jill Burridge Producer VibekeVenema EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

News and sports headlines, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Richard Clark


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Back Row

Sporting a blond ponytail, Russell Crowe plays the lead role in the new$87m blockbuster Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World, the swashbuckling high-seas adventure based on Patrick O'Brian 's popular historical novels set during the Napoleonic Wars. Directed by Peter Weir , will it be another Oscarwinnerfor Crowe ? Producer MohiniPatel


Unknown: Russell Crowe
Unknown: Patrick O'Brian
Directed By: Peter Weir
Unknown: Oscarwinnerfor Crowe

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents another mix of music, comedy and conversation. Producer Main Russell


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and his guests review the cultural highlights of the week. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Yours Faithfully

In an exchange of heartfelt, and often uncomfortably frank letters from around the world, those on opposite sides of conflict explore the situations in which they find themselves and ask how much religion is a contributing factor. Can there be any point of mutual agreement or not? 1: An Orthodox Jewess living in an Israeli settlement corresponds with a Palestinian Muslim woman living in north Jerusalem. Repeated from Sunday

: Something Is Terribly Wrong

These were the chilling words spoken by a radio reporter when President Kennedywas shot. Using vivid archive material, Alan Thompson charts the confusion and shock as the unbelievable was confirmed. Thompson returns to key sites and talks to eye witnesses, including the detective who was handcuffed to Oswald when he too was gunned down. With archive from the Dallas radio station KLIF and recordings of police radio, the events of those three days that shocked the world are relived. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Alan Thompson
Producer: Neil George

: Classic Serial: Hard Times

By Charles Dickens. Dramatised in four parts by Doug Lucie. 3: Six years have passed; Tom is now working for Bounderby in his bank and he claims Louisa in marriage. Stephen Blackpool runs into trouble with the union men.
Director Janet Whitaker Music by Nina Perry Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Stephen Blackpool
Director: Janet Whitaker Music
Unknown: Nina Perry
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind: Thelma Barlow
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Tom: Richard Firth
Sissy: Lydia Tuckey
Rachael: Becky Hindley
Stephen: Alan Williams
Bitzer: Declan Wilson
James: Guy Henry
MrsPegler: Marcia Warren
Slackbridge: Loan Meredith
Chairman: Ben Crowe
Waiter: Damien Lynch

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs another debate in which Ian Hargreaves , Steven Rose , Melanie Philips and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses with conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's headlines. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Melanie Philips
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the challenging nationwide general knowledge quiz. This week's teams are from Reading and Aberdeen. Repeatedfrom Monday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: Poetry Please

Fiona Shaw reads one of the greatest epics of the 20th century, a poem that details the journey of the human soul's search for redemption-TS Eliot's The Waste Land. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: The Late Story: Tales from a Near Continent: 5: Bloem in Brussels

by Marcel Moring. Read by Phillip Voss
The last in a series of five commissions from writers living around Europe.
An old man makes a disapproving odyssey through the multicultural streets of his native city. (R)


Author: Marcel Moring
Reader: Phillip Voss.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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